Sentence Examples with the word capriciously

If this is not the case, people will not trade their labor for things that can easily or capriciously be taken away. 3.

Though in the course of his continual voyagings Ahab must often before have noticed a similar sight, yet, to any monomaniac man, the veriest trifles capriciously carry meanings.

And the little princess began to cry capriciously like a suffering child and to wring her little hands even with some affectation.

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The mountain range is capriciously broken at points, especially near Bejucal.

Of the river the hills lie less capriciously in short, high ranges, with low, fertile valleys between them.

On the other the ancient town of Buda straggles capriciously over a series of small and steep hills, commanded by the fortress and the Blocksberg (770 ft.

Were childishly wayward and capriciously autocratic; both were recklessly indifferent to the feelings, convictions and wishes of those around them; both took a passionate interest in the minutiae of military affairs; as Peter had conceived a boundless admiration for Frederick the Great, so Paul conceived a similar admiration for Napoleon, and both suddenly reversed the national policy to suit this feeling; both were singularly blind to the consequences of their foolish conduct; and both fell victims to court conspiracies which could be in some measure justified, or at least excused, on patriotic grounds.

People in power used to be able to order executions as capriciously as the queen did in Alice in Wonderland.